search
From The Hartman Institutesponsored

The Blessing of Stability

As Israel passes its first state budget in 3½ years, we celebrate the stability brought about by its unusual and wondrous coalition.

Coalition members pose for a celebratory picture after passing the 2022 budget, November 5, 2021 (Idit Silman, via twitter)
Coalition members pose for a celebratory picture after passing the 2022 budget, November 5, 2021 (Idit Silman, via twitter)

As Israel passes its first state budget in 3½ years, we celebrate the stability brought about by its unusual and wondrous coalition. What can we learn from this moment about Jewish notions of normalcy, gratitude, and a collective psyche steeped in historic anxiety?

Donniel Hartman, Yossi Klein Halevi and Elana Stein Hain examine the Jewish mindset around stability, what it says about our place in the world, and how it affects the Israel-Diaspora relationship.

For Heaven’s Sake is a podcast from the Shalom Hartman Institute’s iEngage Project that revives the lost art of Jewish debate for the sake of illuminating a topic, not sowing division. The podcast draws its name from the concept of Machloket l’shem shemayim, “Disagreeing for the sake of heaven.”

Subscribe to For Heaven’s Sake on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you receive your podcasts.

read more:
Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed